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The cast of MTV’s Siesta Key weighed in on the firings at Vanderpump Rules and expressed their thoughts for more diversity on their show in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight.
Vanderpump Rules stars Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were fired days ago after racist actions and racist tweets they posted resurfaced.
Siesta Key’s Chloe Trautman, who is a big fan of the show, agreed with Bravo’s decision in firing the former Vanderpump Rules stars.
Trautman told ET:
“Any network that wants to make an impact needs to hold people accountable for their actions. I’m not saying they shouldn’t be forgiven, but I think this opportunity that we have should be for the right people.”
Trautman mentioned that she used to look up to Stassi Schroeder until after seeing that “there’s not a lot of depth to her” from reading Schroeder’s book. The Siesta Key star said, “She owns that, but I think that’s the problem in this world right now and I’ll speak for girls — we’re so superficial. We have to have designer things, designer bags and there’s nothing wrong with having nice things, but that’s not what life is about.”
Siesta Key stars Juliette Porter and Madisson Hausburg also both agreed with the firing of the Vanderpump Rules stars and the push for more diversity on their own show.
Hausburg said that the movement has been very eye-opening in realizing that she and the cast members are “very white and privileged.”
Porter agreed saying, “I definitely think we need to be more diverse … though this is a wealthier town where we don’t have a lot of diversity, so everyone seems to be white and privileged here and that’s the reality of the situation. But I am all for having a much more diverse show — I would love it. We have a lot of friends that we can include. It’s just hard when there’s so many different people and so many different stories.”
Another Siesta Key cast member Garrett Miller also weighed in on how the Black Lives Matter movement should impact the show. He said that he hopes to help increase more diversity on the show starting with his own friends.
“I grew up around the black community and have tons of black friends, so I’m always with them — even my friend, Will, who lives with me is black,” Miller says. “It’s a positive thing to be kind to everybody no matter what color [or] what race they are. I’ve been raised that way. With me being around a lot of them, I’m hoping that I can bring some of my friends that I played or still do play sports with to create that diversity in our show.”
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